Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
July
2014
June
2015
July
2015
July
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015
June
2015
July
2015

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,537 196,786 196,904 195,537 196,482 196,574 196,673 196,786 196,904

Civilian labor force

124,477 124,526 124,667 123,296 123,739 123,510 123,875 123,649 123,607

Participation rate

63.7 63.3 63.3 63.1 63.0 62.8 63.0 62.8 62.8

Employed

117,509 118,598 118,603 116,752 117,886 117,719 118,048 117,942 117,880

Employment-population ratio

60.1 60.3 60.2 59.7 60.0 59.9 60.0 59.9 59.9

Unemployed

6,968 5,928 6,064 6,543 5,853 5,791 5,827 5,707 5,727

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.8 4.9 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6

Not in labor force

71,060 72,260 72,237 72,241 72,743 73,064 72,798 73,137 73,297

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,794 65,013 65,207 64,413 64,899 64,764 64,790 64,727 64,819

Participation rate

72.6 72.4 72.5 72.2 72.4 72.2 72.2 72.1 72.1

Employed

61,833 62,419 62,550 61,344 62,023 61,919 62,037 62,031 62,057

Employment-population ratio

69.3 69.5 69.6 68.8 69.2 69.0 69.1 69.1 69.0

Unemployed

2,961 2,594 2,657 3,069 2,876 2,845 2,753 2,696 2,762

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.0 4.1 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.3

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,077 54,162 54,032 54,350 54,256 54,198 54,481 54,400 54,369

Participation rate

57.6 57.2 57.1 57.9 57.4 57.3 57.6 57.5 57.4

Employed

51,129 51,801 51,403 51,702 51,998 51,912 52,121 52,097 52,027

Employment-population ratio

54.4 54.7 54.3 55.0 55.0 54.9 55.1 55.0 54.9

Unemployed

2,948 2,361 2,628 2,648 2,258 2,286 2,359 2,303 2,342

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.4 4.9 4.9 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

5,606 5,350 5,428 4,532 4,584 4,548 4,604 4,522 4,418

Participation rate

45.3 43.4 44.1 36.6 37.2 36.9 37.4 36.7 35.9

Employed

4,547 4,378 4,649 3,706 3,865 3,888 3,890 3,814 3,796

Employment-population ratio

36.7 35.5 37.8 30.0 31.3 31.5 31.6 31.0 30.8

Unemployed

1,059 972 779 826 719 660 714 708 622

Unemployment rate

18.9 18.2 14.4 18.2 15.7 14.5 15.5 15.7 14.1

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,856 31,362 31,399 30,856 31,257 31,293 31,326 31,362 31,399

Civilian labor force

19,249 19,541 19,537 19,017 19,055 19,397 19,428 19,346 19,298

Participation rate

62.4 62.3 62.2 61.6 61.0 62.0 62.0 61.7 61.5

Employed

16,895 17,630 17,649 16,845 17,129 17,529 17,441 17,501 17,534

Employment-population ratio

54.8 56.2 56.2 54.6 54.8 56.0 55.7 55.8 55.8

Unemployed

2,355 1,911 1,887 2,172 1,926 1,868 1,988 1,845 1,764

Unemployment rate

12.2 9.8 9.7 11.4 10.1 9.6 10.2 9.5 9.1

Not in labor force

11,607 11,821 11,862 11,840 12,202 11,896 11,898 12,016 12,101

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,753 8,870 8,791 8,681 8,711 8,926 8,905 8,808 8,738

Participation rate

68.6 68.1 67.4 68.0 67.2 68.7 68.5 67.6 67.0

Employed

7,749 8,058 8,023 7,710 7,841 8,109 7,995 7,970 7,966

Employment-population ratio

60.7 61.9 61.5 60.4 60.5 62.5 61.5 61.2 61.1

Unemployed

1,003 812 769 971 870 817 911 838 773

Unemployment rate

11.5 9.2 8.7 11.2 10.0 9.2 10.2 9.5 8.8

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,696 9,829 9,866 9,702 9,703 9,792 9,808 9,827 9,861

Participation rate

62.2 62.0 62.2 62.2 61.4 61.9 61.9 62.0 62.1

Employed

8,639 9,054 9,020 8,720 8,807 8,928 8,946 9,046 9,070

Employment-population ratio

55.4 57.1 56.8 55.9 55.8 56.4 56.5 57.1 57.2

Unemployed

1,056 775 846 981 895 864 862 781 791

Unemployment rate

10.9 7.9 8.6 10.1 9.2 8.8 8.8 7.9 8.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

801 842 879 634 642 678 715 712 698

Participation rate

32.0 33.8 35.3 25.3 25.7 27.2 28.7 28.6 28.1

Employed

506 518 607 415 481 491 500 486 498

Employment-population ratio

20.2 20.8 24.4 16.5 19.3 19.7 20.1 19.5 20.0

Unemployed

295 324 273 220 161 187 215 226 200

Unemployment rate

36.8 38.5 31.0 34.6 25.0 27.5 30.1 31.8 28.7

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,765 14,430 14,540 13,765 14,296 14,290 14,403 14,430 14,540

Civilian labor force

8,717 9,128 9,181 8,649 8,934 9,038 9,169 9,076 9,113

Participation rate

63.3 63.3 63.1 62.8 62.5 63.3 63.7 62.9 62.7

Employed

8,329 8,754 8,795 8,285 8,646 8,644 8,794 8,730 8,751

Employment-population ratio

60.5 60.7 60.5 60.2 60.5 60.5 61.1 60.5 60.2

Unemployed

389 374 387 365 288 394 375 346 362

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.1 4.2 4.2 3.2 4.4 4.1 3.8 4.0

Not in labor force

5,047 5,303 5,359 5,115 5,363 5,251 5,234 5,354 5,427

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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